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Another Week

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Well, my blog post calendar/schedule slightly failed. It’s been 12 days since I wrote my last post. However, if I get as far to hit publish on this post, I will have outdone last month’s count. This week is Spring Break, meaning there is no cap on my hours at work. You can sure as heck bet I am working the full 40 hours. Talk about a vacation.

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The weather is finally starting to warm up. It’s been raining off and on the last two days. My peonies and daffodils poked their heads above the cold black dirt early last week. The leaves have been raked, and the trash from all these filth bucket college students has been disposed of. To say I’m ready for my favorite to season to be begin would be an understatement. I have always had an affinity for spring, likely because it’s my birthday season, but also because I love watching the world bloom. And it’s certainly not just nature, I think even people start to poke their heads out of the dirt.

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I’ve been focusing much of my time on my professional future. Mostly by obsessing over my resume, following the leads of a few people who have been so kind as to offer advice and connections, and a lot just down right whining with my new found friend, Brooke. As May 7th creeps ever closer, you can’t help but feel the serious pressure of adulthood. I know I’ve said this many times, I am feeling both excited and terrified, and the degree to which I’m affected by those feelings changes daily. Today, I’m hopeful that this week I will perfect my resume and get it into the right hands before the end of April.

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I’ve been feeling a little rough around the edges. With all the ‘get out and there and adult’ stuff, it’s easy to find comfort in candy. I’ve totally plateaued in the weight loss world. Not that it’s all about losing weight, but I was on a roll for a while. I think now that I can ride my bike again, if I can just avoid emotional eating, I will kick my 25 Before 26 goal, no problem. But, for more immediate results, I went to see my dear friend Jac at the salon yesterday. Four hours later and…

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I couldn’t be happier. Jac is a hair Goddess. If you live in the area, make an appointment with her at Hair Biz on San Marnan.

-Saturday at the post office, the old boxes are my favorite
-There’s something for everyone at the thrift store
-Catching a UNI game at Toads with Mom, I went for the company and chips
-Babes out on Main
-Sunset bike ride with Brynn
-Lunch on the roof of the Union with the bros
-Breakfast nachos, a new regular
-Silver hair wasn’t built in a day, but stage one sure is pretty

Being Busy Is Okay

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I know I’ve mentioned this a couple times, but I’m the kind of person that needs a lot of reassurance, at least about somethings.. It’s okay to be busy! When it comes to priorities, my blog, while in the top 10, isn’t that important right now. So here’s a little update on what I’ve been doing. Things are really moving along in our house. We have a spare room on our main floor that is half my glamifying spot, and eventually the other half will be a sort of workout area. This weekend my sweet Dad helped me set up make-up station/Mirrorland. We hung my full length mirror, my beautiful circle mirror, a small magnifying mirror from Ikea, and a chandelier also from Ikea. Yeah, it’s amazing. I still want to change out a couple pieces of furniture, but I’m so happy with how it turned out. I’ve already been able to spend more time doing my hair and makeup, which is one of my favorite ways de-stress, and gives me more confidence throughout the day.

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The weekend before last I went down to Iowa City with Peas and Carrot. It was the last PnC show for a while as they are starting to record their EP this week. Also in music news, one of my absolute favorite bands played at Octopus this weekend, Gloom Balloon. If you ever get a chance to see them, be ready to dance. Patrick and Chris make the coolest music, and are so much fun to watch. They dance through the crowd, climb all over each other, and have awesome visuals to go along with every song. It’s basically one big sing-a-long dance party. I can’t get enough of them!

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Audrey and I have been going strong with eating healthy! We are just finishing up week 2.. I think? I am so bad at keeping track of time (hence the blog). We did have some pizza this weekend, but I mean.. I have a slice of pizza tattooed on my body.. I have to eat pizza or I will die. We’ve been eating a lot of chicken salads. Now that I’m feeling more energized and actually enjoying healthier foods, I’m starting to add a little cheese and starch back into my diet. I bought a couple different kinds of Laughing Cow cheese, and reduced fat Wheat Thins. Those with a slice of tomato or peach on top is my new favorite snack.

I’ve also been doing yoga! My best friend Anna has been partaking in month long challenges on Instagram, and really inspired me to give it a go this month. If you want to see my progress check out other instagram, HannahsHealthEats. It is a bit odd to put pictures of yourself doing yoga on the internet, but it really holds you accountable. I’ve also received so much support from the other participants in the challenge, it’s a great feeling. Next weekend Anna is coming to town and we are going to go out into the world and take some better quality pictures of each other in the upcoming poses. There’s just not a lot you can do with your girlfriend’s laptop camera and the self timer in terms of quality.

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School is still going well, at least I think it is. I’ve yet to actually have to turn anything in, or take any quizzes or tests. I guess other than my gut feeling that I’m doing it right, I don’t actually know, but hey, no tests, not complaining.

Now that I’m getting more into the swing of things, such as my new job on campus, and a homework schedule, I should be able to blog more. I know social media is not as important as some things, but I really love it! So keep checking back for updates!

1. A bouquet from Hillcrest Farms that Audrey gave me
2. Peas and Carrot at The Yatch Club in Iowa City
3, 4. A couple chicken salads
5. A burrito in a bowl from Pablo’s
6, 7. The last Scratch Cupcake I might ever eat (yeah, right). This one was the Bangerang, read all about it here!

Sweet Hannah Pea